Managing Editor-Gerard Jackson
No. 87, 31 Aug. - 6 Sept. 1998
Blackmail is an ugly deed, especially when
used to conceal crimes, political wrong doing and abuse of power.
Nevertheless, the reek of blackmail coming from the White House
and enveloping the Beltway is unmistakable. No one in Washington's
public arena privately disputes that Clinton aides copied from
the 900 misappropriated FBI files enough damaging material to
silence most of their Republican critics.* No wonder George Stephanopoulos
could confidently say that the "long-term strategy"
of the White House could be "explosive". The idea that
blackmail is at the heart of the strategy has been strengthened
by rumours that Clinton aides have been holding very private meetings
with Barney Frank, Democratic representative from Massachusetts
and expert blackmailer.
Frank brought his expertise in to play when
he found his career threatened by the scandal of putting Steve
Gobie on his payroll. Answering a personal ad in the homosexual
Washing Blade, Frank met with Gobie, a male prostitute with convictions
for theft, drug trafficking and sodomising a child. They certainly
must have hit it off on their first meeting because shortly afterwards
Gobie moved into Frank's house, from where he ran a male prostitute
business among other things. To cut this squalid tale short, Frank
escaped the consequences of his action by threatening to reveal
the identities of closet homosexuals. What Frank knows is what
some Clinton aides want to combine with the information they stole
from the FBI files. They hope this is the information that will
give them the "explosive" they need to get their boss
off the impeachment hook.
Anyone who thinks the above is far fetched
does not know Clinton. This is the man who made Patsy Thomasson
- right hand man and chief thug of convicted cocaine dealer Dan
Lasater - White House chief of personnel. This appointment did
not surprise those who knew of the Clinton/Lasater connection
that many believe extends from before Clinton became governor.
The connection might also explain the extraordinary expansion
of mob activity that occurred after Clinton became governor. It
is no big secret that the FBI was concerned about the rise of
the 'Arkansas mafia' under Clinton and its drug trafficking operations
and prostitution rackets.
That Clinton is a frequent cocaine user is
an open secret that the media chooses to ignore, even though his
brother, Roger, a convicted dealer,was taped during an anti-drug
operation saying: "got to get some for my brother, he's got
a nose like a vacuum cleaner". That Clinton was linked to
cocaine smuggling in the 1980s is already part of sworn testimony.
That his association with the drug-trafficking Lasater is connected
with the gunning down in 1993 of Clinton's chief of security (the
man who knew too much?) in Little Rock is assumed as given by
many of that city's good citizens. So bad is the situation that
it was immediately assumed that the killers would never be arrested.
They never were. How could they be, murmur critics, when one of
the first acts of the Clintons was to ask all US Attorneys to
resign. An unprecedented and dictatorial act that gave the Clintons
control over the prosecutorial machinery of the federal government
in every judicial district in the country.
To tighten their grip further they had William
Sessions, Director of the FBI, removed. Sessions was noted for
his integrity and opposition to political interference in the
Bureau's affairs. (No wonder he had to go.) Clinton groupie Louis
Freeh was made Director of the FBI. Rumour now has it that FBI
agents have withheld sensitive information from Freeh in the belief,
rightly or wrongly, that it would be passed on to the White House
which is now considered, to put it mildly, a security risk. The
irony and added danger for the Clintons is that Freeh now seems
to be taking his job seriously. To top it off, they even maneuvered
to get Webster Hubbel installed as Attorney General - before he
went to jail where he threatened to cooperate with Starr. However,
$US700,000 plus in hush money, clumsily disguised as consultancy
fees, secured his silence, at least for now.
What is really shocking about all of this
is how the media, with a few brave exceptions, literally covered
for Clinton, even enthusiastically assassinating the characters
of his critics, impugning their motives and smearing their reputations.
These media storm troopers subjected the likes of Tripp to the
most appalling abuse while constantly vilifying Starr. Nevertheless,
Starr, a moral and God fearing man, something else the Clintons'
media goons detest, stood his ground. In the near future the Republic
will come to realise just how indebted it is to Starr's moral
courage and sense of duty.
As for Monica Lewinsky, she was just another
of Clinton's playthings, to be used, abused and then cast aside.
A vicious pattern of behaviour that his wife countenanced because
it gave her access to power, her only passion. What Clinton personally
did to Monica was incredibly cruel and debasing. Only someone
empty of self-esteem, craving recognition and affection could
submit to these sexual demands. Only someone as emotionally desperate
as Monica could mistake Clinton's hand clapping as an expression
of endearment. And only the corrupt, those without a conscience,
that inner voice, would exploit the Monica's of this world.
*Information revealing the indiscretions
of Sens Hyde and Burton has since been released to the press with
the obvious intention of destroying their credibility.
The New Australian